Sam Williamson is currently the voice of The Oakland Raiders professional football team and The Kansas City Royals professional baseball team. He is known as a real, edgy, intimate, honest storyteller. Twenty years of live hosting, announcing, and acting for stage and screen has left its mark on Sam's voice, giving it a naturally melodic gravitas. His rugged baritone is well-traveled, trustworthy, believable and altogether gripping. It can be intimate and inviting, or intense and commanding. At times poetic, at times powerful, Sam's voice is experienced, smoky, warm, authoritative, charismatic, intelligent, educational, informative, genuine, caring, compassionate, soothing, explosive, articulate, tough, worldly, sexy, kind, and cool and he plays a great cowboy. Classically trained actor for audio plays, games, etc.; bass voice can be modified for adult or senior, average guy or god, good or evil. keywords Confident, Friendly, attractive, authoritative, corporate, conversational, storyteller
English (North American), English, English (British), English (Scottish), English (Irish)
Working Class British, Cockney, Aristocratic Standard British, Scottish, Irish, Appalachian, Brooklyn, Bronx, Ozark, Deep South, Texas
Middle Aged, Senior
Cartoons, Movie Trailers, Documentaries, Audiobooks, Business, Educational, Radio, Telephone, Videogames, Podcasting, Television, Internet
Sam started working in the trenches of broadcasting as an airman in the USAF stationed in Europe in the early '90s working production for Armed Forces Radio and Television, also known as AFRTS. He received a commendation medal for his work during Operation Desert Storm. Sam then returned to Kansas City and worked extensively as an on camera talent for local television commercials. One, he is proud to say aired during the Superbowl in 1994. His work also included the stage and voicing radio spots while he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Theater from the University of Missouri Kansas City. Upon graduation, Sam was offered an artist in resident position at Vienna's English Theater (VET) the oldest and most established English language theatre in continental Europe. Sam turned down the offer and moved to Los Angeles. Out of 3500 applicants, Sam was one of 10 chosen to take part in the University of California-Los Angeles' coveted Master of Fine Arts Program in Theater, Film, and Television Performance. For the next three years he worked with the finest teachers and actors in the nation learning the nuances of the Stanislavski method of acting. The program also concentrated heavily of voice and speech as well as script analysis and character creation and development. Upon graduation, Sam found his niche in the world of commercials as well as going on the road with Crown City Theater Company where he honed his skills as a Shakespearean actor. Sam brings nearly twenty years of classical training and acting experience to any project large or small. He is also an accomplished voice and accent reduction coach. Sam currently resides in Kanas City and is the voice for Kansas City Royals Major League Baseball Team. He also works consistently with CCTV, the worlds largest broadcasting network in China with over 300 million English speaking viewers, voicing the station IDs and promos.
The Defense Information School (DINFOS)- United States Air Force
University of Missouri-Kansas City- B.A. Theater
University of California-Los Angeles- M.F.A. Performance for Theater, Film, And Television
Ongoing Voice Over training and coaching with Don Miller of AirBorne Audio
Vintage Neumann U 87, Sennheiser MKH 416
IMac, Pro Tools 10 with Mercury Plug-in package
Avid Mbox Pro, 6176 UA Preamp, Pultech Pro L equalizer
mp3, wav, aif
less than a day
Sam works with a full time audio engineer and who studied at Chapman Studios in Kansas City and was the mentored by one of Nashville's greatest music producers, Isaac Moreno. They work together from his state of the art recording studio. They work quickly and effectively and their turn around time is only a few hours or minutes if necessary. They are available to work 24 hours a day and seven days a week. In the event of an emergency, they are available at the touch of a phone. Your project is their first priority and they will work with you until you have exactly what you want and need. No job is too small.
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"In the industry for Voice Over talent, it can be a challenge to find that certain someone with just that...talent. For the 'need it yesterday' experience we had with our biggest client, we had to deliver a high quality brand essence piece and find a talent that captured the true essence of the brand with little prep time. Luckily, Sam was able to listen, understand and deliver a top notch read that we're still getting compliments on today."Barnstorming, Inc.
Brian McInerney, Head of Production.
"Sam Williamson narrated my novel, “The Last Nephilim”, and he really brought it to life.Author of The Last Nephilim
Before casting him, I interviewed over thirty talents and what put him over the top was that in addition to possessing a rich clear voice, he suffused each character with personality. The latter is likely a by-product of his of his impressive acting background. I thoroughly enjoyed listening his rendition of my book and very few do-overs and edits were required to get a great product!"
William Guy, PhD MD
“We used Sam for a project, and he did an excellent job. Not only was Sam’s quality of work great, but he also provided us minor, client-requested revisions in a timely manner to help us keep the project on track.”Fat Chimp Studios
The Oakland Raiders
The Kansas City Royals
Black and Veatch
Peru State University
The MBFI Foundation
Missouri Credit Union
Georgia CIO of the Year Awards
The Weekly Standard
Havas Life Toronto
Phase 5 Assault Weapons
The Kansas Realtors
Avail Agricultural Products
Air Force Village
Black and Veach
JE Dunn Construction
Batman: Arkham Origins
Kansas Department of Transportation
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